Water conservation is extremely important. Here are some
ways you can do your part:
Don't use excessive amounts of detergents, bleach or
chemicals that may kill the natural bacteria in your septic
Use biodegradable soaps and detergents.
To prevent excessive watering of your lawn in the
summertime, purchase an inexpensive spring-loaded timer
which attaches directly to your outside faucet. This will
prevent overwatering in case you forget to shut off the
Water pressure in your home above 60 pounds per square inch is
harmful to your plumbing system and will cause excessive water
usage. Contact your local water authority to find out what the water
pressure is on your street. If it exceeds 60 pounds, consider
installing a pressure reducing valve that will limit the water
pressure within your home.
Check your water meter during a period of time when no water is
being used. Make a note of the meter reading and check it 8 to 10
hours later. If the meter has moved, there is an indication that you
may have an undetected water leak, which should be corrected.
Toilets consume more than 40% of your total water usage.
Installation of a new toilet flapper and fill valve will keep your
toilet running efficiently.
Conserve energy by checking the temperature setting on your water
heater. It should not be above 120°F or medium setting on older
Replacing an old shower head can save up to 7.5 gallons of water per
minute without sacrificing full spray action at low or high water
A dripping faucet can waste as much as 150 gallons of water each
day, or 4,500 gallons per month. Repair the faucet to save water and
reduce your water bill.